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Friday, May 19, 2006

The WEEKEND Comics Chat Open Thread - the Hiding In Plain Sight Edition!


Well, here you go... the weekly Open Chat Thread. I'll start things off by reposting a question from a previous thread from craig box13:
"Anyone know anything about Steel's neice in 52? She looked cool and I was wondering if she was new."
Anyone? Bueller?
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28 Comments:

At 5/19/2006 11:34 AM, Blogger Linnen said...

Steel's niece is not a new character. I remember her from the end of the original run of Steel when Christopher Priest was writing it and it was actually really good.

Somewhere along the line, maybe in the terrible "Our Worlds At War" X-over, she got her own armor and John Irons kinda quit being a hero to become an inventor full-time.

Evidently he came out of retirement since then since he's going strong in '52'.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

 
At 5/19/2006 3:07 PM, Blogger Blackinks said...

My nomination for most inovative move of the year is the 6 page center-fold of the batcave in Batman & Robin All-Stars. That has gotta be the coolest thing ever! Jim Lee is the MAN! And how crazy IS batman... trying to make poor Dick eat rats!

 
At 5/19/2006 3:23 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I got Allstar Batman and Robin for the first time on Wednsday...
I agree, that six page spread kicked butt!!
Did anyone read Moon Knight #2?

 
At 5/19/2006 8:38 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Thanks for the Steel anwser Linnen. Havn't read any of this weeks stuff yet. Ive just read about half of The Winter Solder. Wow so far It's been good. I like the way Cap. is being written these days. So Far so Good.

Craig

 
At 5/19/2006 8:59 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

You're quite welcome, my friend.

I never read Cap until Brubaker took over the book, but I have to agree with you that it is fantastic! The Winter Soldier was one of the best reads I've had in a long time.

 
At 5/20/2006 7:30 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I just started reading Cap with the "21st Century Blitz" arc, and will definately be reading the rest. I LOVE the art. I'm not sure If I'll be able to pick up the Winter Soldier trade...can anyone fill me in on how Bucky returned?

 
At 5/20/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

I really liked Jack Staff #10 this week. It even had a guest appearance by a doppelganger of Alan Moore.

 
At 5/20/2006 8:30 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

WOW! Just finshed read "The Winter Soldier" Trade. Great read! Is the second trade out? If you guys have any drop one in my box! I need the rest of the story! Poor Nomad.**Sniff Sniff**

Craig box13

 
At 5/20/2006 10:17 PM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Yeah, the Batcave is kinda cool...but what Batcave doesn't have a giant penny? or did I miss it...

 
At 5/21/2006 6:05 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

(OT) Can everybody see my SpiderMan Birthday Cake! I ate a piece of Spidy's head!

Craig Box13

 
At 5/21/2006 7:29 AM, Blogger GuyFawkes said...

Moon Knight was pretty cool and I am excited to see where this is going. But the most intersting book has been Wolverine Origins. Something about seeing Wolvie so Bad @$$!

 
At 5/21/2006 11:45 AM, Blogger Blackinks said...

Hey Ken... About the penny, I wondered the same thing. So I found a Batman timeline somewhere. http://thebatman.bravepages.com/comics/timeline.htm
Apparently the first appearance of Robin was in April of 1940, Harvey Dent (Kent at the time) appears later in August of 1942. All thats too early for me to remember but it explains the missing penny, maybe ole Jimmy did his research?

 
At 5/21/2006 1:03 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

There was a Joker penny in A.S.Superman #2.

 
At 5/21/2006 5:54 PM, Blogger Blackinks said...

Ah, see all that's way before my realm of existence. I for some reason thought of Two Face for the penny. Youre prolly right.

 
At 5/21/2006 6:47 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I grabbed the following from Wikipedia:

Three memorabilia items often seen in the cave are a defunct full-size mechanical Tyrannosaurus Rex, and an equally large U.S. penny and a Joker playing card. The origins of these trophies are explained in Batman #256: the T. rex comes from an adventure on "Dinosaur Island"; the penny is a trophy from Batman's encounter with a penny-obsessed villain named The Penny Plunderer (in World's Finest Comics #30, 1947). Other "keepsakes" in the cave include Two-Face's original coin, Deathstroke's sword, the shroud of the Vampiric Monk, and over-sized ten-pins.

So, that still fits that Batman hasn't aquired the penny yet.

(The "Penny Plunderer"? Sheesh.)

And craigbox13, I think I saw that on the cover of MARVEL ZOMBIES!

 
At 5/22/2006 5:23 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

MARVEL ZOMBIES.......Me on the Cover??? Be still my heart.

Craig Box13

 
At 5/22/2006 10:25 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

That would be the rare CRAIG BOX 13 PHOTO COVER RETAILER INCENTIVE MARVEL ZOMBIES #1, in a ratio of one per country.

 
At 5/22/2006 11:55 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

SWEET! I'll do a signing!

Craig Box13

 
At 5/22/2006 2:34 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

HA!!
Marvel Zombies: Cake Edition.

Now THAT I would buy. The entire comic done through cake. You can read it, then you can eat it.

 
At 5/22/2006 7:29 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

g-evan: DON'T give them any ideas!

The strangest thing I ever saw included in a comic book was a packet of Kool-Ade-type drink mix. I guess you have to keep that bound in with the comic book for it to be in MINT condition!

 
At 5/22/2006 9:18 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Sorry, Bill. Sometimes the ideas just slip out. Like a packet of Spam with every--
Oops, better not go there...

 
At 5/23/2006 2:07 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Bill: Why does my Kool-Aid taste like comic book store?

 
At 5/23/2006 2:58 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

*GAK!*

HEY. MY comic tastes like Kool-Aid!
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At 5/23/2006 8:28 PM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Thanks for all the research on the big penny! I was going to originally end that post with the state "A penny for your thoughts..." Now I am glad I didn't..

 
At 5/23/2006 9:58 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

The Penny Plunderer went broke years ago...

He make a comeback as the "Dollar Depradator".





I'm kidding.

 
At 5/24/2006 10:42 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

Bill: I knew "Kaptain Kool-Aid" was a bad comic...

 
At 5/24/2006 10:47 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

The Dollar Depradator isn't a bad idea...I KNEW there was something else to fall down there in the pit where the "Clone Saga" fell!
Oh, and Bill: I believe the Penny Plunderer became the Nickle Nipper...

 
At 5/24/2006 10:48 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

*Nickel* sorry.

 

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